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Performance Pay Predicament: D.C.’s Office of the People’s Counsel wants to tie compensation for the top tiers of Pepco management to the utility’s reliability. Unsurprisingly, Pepco doesn’t think that’s a good idea. -3

Greeks Bearing Gifts: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo celebrated that state’s Fage and Chobani Greek yogurt factories at a “Yogurt Summit” today. Good on Cuomo, but his summit makes only highlights Mayor Vince Gray‘s inaction on the dire Greek yogurt shortages in our city’s Safeways. -8

Furlough Unload: Starting yesterday, D.C. employees who were furloughed to save the city money, despite the budget’s eventual surplus, began receiving reimbursements+2

Another Embattled Brown: Fraudster and ex-chairman Kwame Brown is lying low ahead of his sentencing, but that doesn’t mean the Brown family is out of the news. Brown’s wife Maria Brown recently denied owing American Express more than $15,000. As City Paper first reported, much to Brown’s office’s dismay, AmEx sued Brown’s wife in April for $15,647.79. +3

Tuesday’s Needle rating: 82 Today’s score: -6Today’s Needle rating: 76